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Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans

Vancouver Community College (VCC; the College) recognizes the importance of research to the educational process. 

The College is committed to ensuring the highest level of ethical standards in research involving humans and to seeing that participants' safety, welfare, dignity, and rights are protected. 

This Policy and related Procedures establish principles and procedures to guide and ensure the ethical conduct of research involving humans carried out within the jurisdiction of Vancouver Community College or under its auspices.  This policy and procedures are compliant with the Tri-Council Policy Statement:  Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans (TCPS 2 (2022). 

The College's Research Ethics Board (REB) evaluates and monitors the quality and ethical standards of college research involving humans.  The REB has the authority to terminate research activity at VCC that has not been approved through the College's Ethics Review process.

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